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  CNN    Erin Burnett Out Front    News/Business. Erin  
   Burnett.  (2012) New.  

    December 26, 2012
    4:00 - 4:59pm PST  

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orville is now a cat copter. >> i'm an artist, so it's fine by me. many of the comments online, that man is not an artist, he is a sadist. dear artist, i hope if you get run over, they make you into a mano copter. >> it is for sale. >> a dutch tv snow was shooting it in a field when its pilot sent it swooping toward some cows. meow won. >> i think the cat probably would approve. >> so sad. that's it for us. erin burnett "outfront" starts erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com "outfront" next, just six
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days until we all fall over the fiscal cliff and tonight, there's no action on capitol hill. will that change by the end of the year? tonight, two congressmen come out front to talk. plus, arizona's attorney general backs a plan reminiscent of the nra. and -- big from the worst of our politics. i'm in for erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, christmas is over. washington back to work. the countydown is on. you've got six days to prevent this country from going over the fiscal cliff and today at least, we didn't see any action. nothing. now, i'm not trying to be a g n
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grinch here. i hope everyone's had a merry, merry christmas. >> drink some eggnog, have some christmas cookies, sing some christmas carols. >> but today's the 26th. you've drunk, you eaten and you've sung. now is the time for action. the latest news out of washington tonight, treasury secretary tim geithner told congress that the country will hit the debt ceiling on december 31st, some two months earlier than expected, but there's still no date yet on when the house of representatives will be called into session to veto a vote on any deal. president obama cut his hawaiian vacation short and is due to land in washington tomorrow. but if politicians aren't feeling enough urgency, the people people. 50% of americans think a deal is likely. that's down nine points from just a few weeks ago. if we go over the cliff, it will affect all of us.
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if you're a family that makes $50,000 a year, your taxes will go up by $2,000. if you make $100,000, your taxes will go up by $4600. the come bination of tax hikes d deep cuts could end up like k like this. ore the cliff in a free fall. whisky and cigarettes in hand. tonight, we've got the view from both sides of the aisle. democrat from arizona and republican from wisconsin. earlier, i spoke to the arizona congressman and asked him what he would support a scaled down deal that the president pushed for on friday. >> yeah, i would. i think that's realistic. i think we're at a point after, after the implosion by boehner and the party not to be able to come to an agreement with president obama. that we're talking about a short fix relative to a new congress dealing with the complexity and
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a comprehensive package of long-term, of fiscal policy in this country. that's what many of us have asked for, that everything has been to be on the table. that it has to be an honest and open discussion. >> you just said that everything should be on the table. the president said that everyone needs to give a little bit to reach a grand bargain and the american people agree. brand new poll says that 68% of americans want congress, that's you, to compromise. to come up with a solution. only 22% say stick to your principles. now, you spoke out against the president's first off, saying it looked like he was offering a cut to social security, but if his next offer looks the same and that's the only way to come together, would you support it? >> honestly, the support and many of us, including myself, are disapointed that cutting social security benefits was
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part of the grand bargain. it became kind of like a symbolic issue, the republican in the house needed to have a symbol. my point is everything on the table also includes derivatives. it includes a transaction fee. a variety of things not on the table. tax code issues, subsidies, and looking at how we look at entitlement programs in a way that creates solvency and protection, not in the hysteria of the moment, where something, everybody has to provide a symbol. a grand bargain is not about symbolism. if we get to that point, yes, we're prepared to compromise. >> let me stop you right there. what specifically would you support in terms of entitlement reform if everything is indeed on the table? >> i would support a discreet and separate process that looks at medicare, medicaid and social
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security in terms of what their historic role have been in this country, which is protection and solvency. >> if i'm hearing you correctly, what you're saying you'd be willing to offer is another commission to further study entitlement reforms in medicare. that's what you're saying. >> not any cuts up front. absolutely not. because we're making cuts up front based on a presumption. the presumption is that social security caused the problem. health care, the biggest add to our deficit in this country is rising health care costs. do we need to tackle those? how do they interact with the changes that are going to be set up across the country. is it going to cost the taxpayer more or less? all those have to be in the realm of realistic facts and figures. >> you're in arizona today.
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many of your constituents worked over the holidays. do you think congress should have stayed in washington to work together for an agreement? >> absolutely. absolutely. once you know, once the boehner plan b collapsed, all we got was a notification, you can go home, we'll call you when we're ready. >> boehner's got to get off the majority of the majority must agree to something. it's going to take democratic votes to pass a tough fiscal compromise and unless there is inclusion and discussion on both sides of the aisle about this issue, that compromise gets tougher and tougher. >> thank you for coming "outfront." >> appreciate it. thank you. >> now, on the other side of the aisle. congressman, you just heard your arizona colleague say you all should have absolutely stayed in d.c. and worked op a deal over the holidays. do you agree? >> i do. absolutely. we should have stayed there.
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i think the president should have stayed there. i think the government should have stayed in place and kept working on it. as a freshman member of the congress, i don't have the pull or the power to say when we're going to be there, when we're not, but at the u.s. house of representatives has acted, we're waiting for the senate to act and i believe that as soon as they act, we'll be back in town to find some forge, some pathway forward. >> well, a senior white house official told cnn tonight to that point, they said we believe strongly a reasonable package can get majorities in both houses. the only thing that would prevent it is if speaker mcconnell and boehner don't cooperate rate. do you think mcconnell and boehner are in the mood to cooperate with president obama? >> i do believe they're in a mood to cooperate. speaker boehner's talked for a very lopg time about a grand bargain, a big deal, about trying to find some major solution going forward. but the senate hasn't acted on
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anything, so i think we have to be careful on just placing the blame on mcconnell or boehner. without adding in to this mix, senator reid. >> will you support whatever short-term deal the republican leadership supports? >> i don't know what i'm going to support yet until i see it. the previous congressman you had was on, interesting enough, his office is right next to mine. the fact of the matter is we're going to have to find a place to come together. that the president has offered a 7% solution for a 100% problem. i was struck by the fact that not a single democrat supported boehner's plan b. that was nancy pelosi's solution. raise taxes on those earning a million dollars or more. not one democrat agreed to vote for it. >> let's talk about that plan
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brk. it was not successful. hastert had some unkind words saying i don't want to be critical of john, but you don't ever bring something to the floor if you don't have the votes. did the speaker miscalculate and do you think he'll be challenged for the speakership? >> no, he's not going to be challenged for the speakership. he didn't bring it to the floor. he decided not to, but he could have if they had had even 30 democrats willing to say i'll do what nancy pelosi said we should do and that plan brk would have passed. it would have demonstrated we were willing to put revenue on the table and got the wheels gree greased a little bit for a negotiation. >> john harwood tweeted this. he said gop house members and colleagues, i blame most of this on a block of about 50 members who have the political judgment god gave a goose. do you think the far right of your party is a big part of the problem in washington right now?
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>> i think the extremes on both sides are a big part of the problem right now. and i've got a lot of respect for the men and women who are representing voters in their district who are telling them this. but we have to look at a broader reason why we're having members of congress coming from the perimeters. we can talk about gerrymandering of districts and the whole process that brought us to this place. >> it's a great and important point. thank you for coming "outfront" tonight. "outfront" next, after a string of mass shootings across this country, arizona's attorney general is pushing a plan to arm school principals. are more guns really the answer? plus, a deadly winter storm hits the east coast. a nightmare for thousands of travelers coming home from the holidays and new details on the condition of george h.w. bush. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly
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"outfront" tonight, ryan, political analyst, roland martin. good to see you. is this just playing up to the nra or a plausible solution? >> it's certain ly not a plausible solution, but the problem is, there are no plausible solutions. there's a guy, a criminalnologist who wrote a great piece about this. the thing with mass shootings, these guys are well prepared. and so, the idea from the right that you're dpoipg going to arm politician official, have them at every school is false and the idea on the left that you're going to eliminate guns, that's also false. you have to look at the gun violence problem more broadly rather than fighting the last war. >> but there is a disconnect in this conversation. the quote from frank lutz. here's what he had to say about
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the nra's propos. >> the public wants guns out of the schools, not in and they're not asking for a security official or someone else. i don't think the nra is listening. i don't think they understand. most americans would protect the second amendment rights and yet agree with the idea that not every human being should own a gun. >> so, first to you, where is that common sense ground? from the republican perspective, what would that middle ground look like? >> my view is that you have to focus on gun trafficking. we have a huge problem with the federal private sales loophole and a lot of republicans have been resistant to closing that. republicans need to recognize that a second amendment and cracking down on sales, both can happen at the same time. >> ever since the newtown shooting, i felt this has been a one dimensional conversation. when to deal with and i think you have to look at it from
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multiple direction. the problem though is that you have folks who want the quick fix. they want to be able to say hey, you did something, it was so dramatic, you feel so much better when that is not going to be the actual answer. it must be pieces. well, that's only 8 to 10%. well, that's the piece. then another piece and another piece. that's how you go about it. >> and lyndon johnson in 1968, pushed through legislation. to your point, these mass shootings, horrific slaughter captures our attention. but i want to talk about the daily toll because just in the last five days, eight first responders, eight uniformed first responders have been killed or wouned in the line of duty in the united states. three state troopers during a shoot in pennsylvania. while he was giving the speech. two firefighters killed in webster, new york, after being ambushed be by a similar one by the shooter in newtown.
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a police officer was killed during a traffic stop. how come this steady toll doesn't keep our attention? shouldn't it add urgency to the debate? >> in washington, i get what the issue that have been on average, dealing with black kids, a newtown every 40 days in the last two years. >> say that again. >> every 40 days, when you take the number of black kids who have been shot and killed, there's been a newtown every 40 days. same with chicago. yeah, we're sort of used to it. what we must do is look at when you have a mass shooting, that focuses the attention and causes folks to say have you been asleep at the wheel when it comes to these other issues and we have. it is because again, america unfortunately has to have a major issue. a major issue to go oh, now let's do something about it. >> i think roland made a really profound point earlier when he was we always want a silver
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bullet when there's a thing like this. exactly. you have to have a comprehensive, smart approach. that's where you're more likely to get good results. >> news in westchester, new york, published an interactive map, had people with con e sealed weapons on their website. where do you come down? >> funny thing. also, you had folks who supported proposition-8 in california who were also identified in a similar manner and you had folks sending them harassing e-mails and what have you. this is not just about gun permits. there's a lot more transparency right now and information is more accessible, so this kind of thing is going to become more common. >> i've run three newspapers. i would not have done this, but these are public documents. we see stories done all the time, you talk about crime stats in certain areas. we talk about rapes. murder victims.
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again, also, the census takes down and shows the concentration of certain things, and so, we have a public document and in this case, this is what you're going to see. what's what happens when you sign up for a handgun. >> this is an important civic debate we need to continue. still to come, it started with a deadly number of tornados and now, the winter storm leaves thousands of travelers stranded and the deadly costs of covering the war in afghanistan. "outfront", next. what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide,
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a severe and deadly winter storm slams the east coast. this is the same storm that killed three people last night while spawning a record on christmas day, more than 30 tornados reporting throughout the south and midwest. more snow and high winds are threatening the east coast now, causing a travel nightmare for thousands of people returning home from the holidays. more than 1,000 flights are c canceled today and 100 halted for tomorrow. alexandria steele joins us with what we can expect tonight and tomorrow. >> hi. good evening to you, john. well, much of the same. here's a look at the snapshot of airport delays. new york and laguardia, ground stop. philadelphia, newark, two and a half hour delays and the predominance and problem here, the winds. philadelphia gusting to 30 miles per hour. new york, 33 miles per hour gusts. so that's really part of the problem because the big cities aren't seeing snow accumulation. they're seeing heavy rain with
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the wind. here's a snapshot. tral park gusting to 31 miles per hour. cleveland to indy, 20 to 30 mile per hour gusts and new york, the potential 50, 55 mile per hour gusts. so, he's the big picture. the good news though, we've seen things clear out. in illinois, indiana, even into ohio. you see those kind of holes in the radar, the dark white showing where the heaviest snow is. but see those dry pockets now? all that is lifting out. still wet here along the 95 cory r dor, but all the snow, we saw a lot. so in southeastern illinois, 18 inches. bloomfield, indiana, 11. indy, 7.2. paducah, kentucky, 4.6. a lot of strong storms and a lot of snow. but here's where the heaviest snow is. in upstate and western new york. that's really where the problems will be. here's a look at snowfall
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totals. some a little less than originally expected in western new york. it's kind of drying out a little dry air intrusion here, so maybe 5 to 9 inches from erie to cleveland, but 9 to 12 inches here in northern new york, upstate new york and 12 to 15 in the green and white mountains of new england. >> i guess careful what you wish for regarding a white christmas. >> we saw this christmas two times the amount of snow on the ground in the lower 48 than the last year. >> next, just six days until the f fiscal cliff. the clock is ticking and it's not just about taxes. ahead, what else is at risk if a deal isn't reached in washington? and the latest on former president bush. an update on his condition is next. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. omnipotent of opportunity.
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welcome back to the second half of "outfront." we start the second half of our show with some updates and a few shoirs we've been watching. neil abercrombie has renamed shots. in a statement, he says he plans to travel to washington, d.c. to be sworn in. we will fi he succeeds a world war ii veteran who represented hawaiian congress for more than five decades. former u.s. president george
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bush is still in the hospital. a spokesman tells cnn bush has a stubborn fever. bush is in the guarded condition and on a liquid diet. the spokesman says there have been no dates set for the former president to be released from the hospital. says he is conversing with his doctors and is surrounded by his family. meanwhile, nelson mandela has been release frd the hospital. a spokesman for the south african government says he will continue to receive treatment from his home. he entered the hospital this month for treatment of a lung infection and later underwent surgery to remove gallstones. our fourth story, it's not just your taxes. if lawmakers can't find a way to work together before the new year, taxes won't be your only problem. milk prices could double. unemployment benefits could expire for millions of americans. the postal service could go
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bankrupt and hurricane sandy relief could be stahled. so what needs to happen for congress to wake up? "outfront" tonight -- welcome. >> first for you, the fiscal cli cliff, the world's most predictable political problem. this is the cover of "the washington post" the day after the election saying time to deal with the debt. everybody knows it. that was the whole idea, right? this was the big plan. election year is too devicive to get anything done. just kick the lame duck. so what happened? why can't congress find a way to work together? >> because they don't get along. i think it may have been naive to think that the election was going to be the magic formula. what's it going to take? i think it's going to take for us to go off the cliff and the american public demanding action. i think we're going to see that over and over again. it's going to be the american public demanding action on xwgu
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control. it's going to be the american public because we have to force them to act. >> but american public also has to stop acting as if they play no role in this. when you look at our politics over the last 20 years, if you were a moderate democrat and if you were a moderate republican, you frankly have been forced out of both parties, so as a result, you've lost the people who can actually bring sides together and say, hey, i could bring 18, 20 on my side of the house to come together. 18, 20, over here. the problem now is you have folks who said i'm in my corner. i'm in my corner and all we're going to do is have a standoff. >> amen, but are you saying you miss the blue dogs? >> i miss the blue dogs. >> not a question of the blue dogs. again, it's those moderate individuals who stopped going by the labels. if you call yourself a blue dog,
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it was oh, you're a trifling conservative. you're one of these rockefeller liberals, the labels acts as part of the problem. you have to have some people say look, i agree on some stuff. >> for all the hunting we've been seeing in the republican party and demise of the blue dogs, at the end of the day, if we get a deal, is it going to be the center coming together again? during the debt ceiling debacle in 2011, after we got downgraded, killed by our credit rating because of this division and dysfunction, it was the center both parties that came together. 174 republicans vote yes. 66 vote no. the center showed up. that's why we ultimately got that done. are we going to see that again? >> i have a different view. i don't think we get solutions from the center. i think we get mushy compromises that are very destructive. >> let me ask you this. this shows you, we got the debt
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ceiling done not because of the extreme spirit of the day, but because centrist republicans and democrats. that's not mushy. >> the farm bill, both from the democrats and republicans, this is a farm bill making our food system more vulnerable to drought. that's a centrist solution. quote unquote solution, when if you look at the fiscal cliff, if you think the deficit is the problem, going over addresses that problem in a big way. >> saying no deal's better than a bad deal. >> once we go over the cliff and i come to the belief we are, we're going to all be asking for a parachute. people are going to start screaming bloody murder. >> if the idea that the deficit is the problem, that will be addressed by going over the
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fiscal cliff. >> how in the world is it we can tell our children, you can't give your way up everything, so you and your brother and sister, you better figure it out. it works with my nieces and nephews, but for some reason, if it works in congress, it's a mushy deal or really isn't going to work. i'm sorry, folks, if it works for children. >> couldn't agree r more. we heard one congressman at the top of the show saying they shouldn't have gone home at christmas. do you think if we go over the cliff that will be a political cause for vacationing while the american economy and political system is hanging in the balance? >> no, congress will take a vacation the next week. they love vacations. this will no affect any future vacations at all. >> there should be a political cost. >> we should do like we do when we elect a pope. stick them in there and just have them meet until white smoke comes out. just lock them up and have them
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meet. >> actually, the cardinal, that's probably more than the congress is. >> locking people in a room and telling them they can't leave until they get a deal sometimes works. >> absolutely. give them bread and water. to afghanistan where violence is plaguing the transition. a suicide car bomb at a u.s. base today. a u.s. contractor kill ed in kabul on monday. when erin was in candidakandaha bomb killed a -- after she and leon panetta left the base. one of the film makers behind the documentary has seen the violence firsthand and is out with a new ebook, the world made of blood. recently, erin sat down with sebastian and asked him whether journalists are specifically being targeted. >> i don't know if they're being targeted, but the wars that are happening now are more and more
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sort of out of control. the arab spread, in some ways, i think it was a necessary process, but it's thrown open these countries to a huge amount of chaos. the front lines are completely available and open for young free lancer to go. it's hard to get to a front line and now, you can just sort of drive up to them. my friend tim was killed that way. >> in libya, right? >> i think there's just a lot more shooting and opportunities to get in trouble. >> it's amaze iing, too, when you're in those situations. being in iraq this summer, you have those moments where it sort of hits you, the risks. we go through war training and things like that, but a lot of people don't have that training, right? >> well, i would say about 90% of the war reporting is done by freelancers and that means that sometimes, there's very inexperienced people out there. the great thing about that system is in a way, it's wide
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open, so you don't have to go through grad school. you can just go there. >> dmokrization. >> absolutely. if you have the initiative to buy a plane ticket and go to libya, syria, and start reporting on the war, within a year, you can be an established war reporter and that is a wonderful thing about journalism, but also extremely dangerous. >> tell me about your personal experience. obviously part of the reason you wrote this book was because of your friend. also based on an experienced you had when you were in a war zone and realized it could be me. >> i was in sierra leone, at a rebel check point. these guys stepped out with machine guns and basically threatened to kill everybody. i spent about 15 minutes trying to get myself ready for that and obviously, it was a 15 minutes i thought i was going to be executed and it was a 15 minutes that really changed me and so, i wrote about that in the article for "vanity fair", but then
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later, i thought wouldn't it be interesting if we ratcheted it up to find out what happens in a situation like that, like they do start killing people. how do you react? >> it's interesting now in light of the story in connecticut, when you think about people who have that power in their hands. you don't always think about the power in someone's hands when they don't understand the responsibility that goes with it. >> one of the purposes of those rights is to teach them how to handle deadly weapons responsibly in tribal societies. you're going to be giving these young guys weapons and they need to know how to handle them so they don't turn on their own people. i think the army does that quite
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well. i think those kids in west af r africa, they were not initiated and they had these very powerful guns. they were terrified because they didn't understand their own power and obviously, in connecticut, in newtown, one of the problems maybe was that that guy in some ways, had a weapon that was too powerful, more powerful than his personal development, basically. >> and the final question about afghanistan where you've september a lot of time. we were there last week and there was a suicide bomb in kandahar. s soldiers died, afghans died. people seemed to be saying look, when the americans leave, there's going to be a civil war. you've spent so much time there. what do you think? >> i mean, this is the lowest level of civilian casualties in 30 years because nato forces are there. in russia, there was a blood bath in the '90s when i was there. it was a civil war. that war ended with 9/11.
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when nato went into afghanistan. it will probably, something like that will resume. i think it's probably going to be a civil war. clearly, pakistan wants to control afghanistan. clearly, the taliban want back in. it's going to happen. the northern alliance is organizing itself, arming itself. i think what's going to happen, the u.s. seems like they'll leave enough troops there, special forces, to make sure kabul doesn't get overrun. i think there will be some static front line between the pashtun areas and other areas. getting to that stay sis is going to be violent in my opinion, but i think they'll get there eventually. >> "outfront" next, nearly two months after superstorm sandy devastated the northeast, the victims are still not getting the help they need. the reason may surprise you. and the best of the worst
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now, let's check in with randi kaye with a look at what's ahead on "anderson cooper 360." >> travelers trying to get home. got a white christmas. that's now turning into a holiday nightmare and it is not just the roads. more than 1,400 flights have been canceled, leaving airports looking like this.
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and it's not over yet. airlines still canceling flights system wide. it is a mess. we'll tell you how long it's going to last and also, president bush senior spent christmas in the hospital and remains in intensetive care. dr. gupta joins us with an update. begins at the top of the hour. john? >> thank you. our fifth story "outfront" tonight, a look at the top five political fumbles of 2012. now, there was no shortage of material. these were the gaffes that got us talking and some maybe had an impact on the outcome of the election. so drum roll, please. roland martin, anna navarro. we try to reduce actual damage onset.
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we're going to do starting number five, this is the number five political fumble of 2012. let's watch and get your reaction. >> i had the chance to pull together a cabinet and all of the applicants seemed to be men. i said why, they said well, these are the people that have the qualifications. i said gosh, can't we find some women that are also qualified? we took a concerted effort to find women who had backgrounds to become qualified. i went to a number of women's groups and said can you help us find folks. they brought us all binders full of women. >> that left a mark. you couldn't have been happy with the binders full of women. >> i'm not happy now. i'm wondering how cringe inducing this segment is going to be. this could be a very long
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segment for me. >> tom, you're a massachusetts native. are you proud of the way mitt romney did with the binders full of women? >> it's not a real story. this is a twitter trending topic. >> absolutely. >> it was not in the age of twitter, this would not have been a story. >> it would have been talked about on talk radio. >> and the romney campaign never knew it. >> he was trying -- but because of it was all about -- >> couldn't find any women, so he needed some binders. >> i hear they sell them in some places. number four. political fumble for 2012. >> does anybody out there think that the big problem we had is that there was too much oversight and regulation of wall street? because if you do, then governor romney is your candidate. but that's not -- what i believe. >> that's just not the facts. when the president ran for office, he said that by this
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year, he would have brought down the cost of insurance for each family by $2,500 a family. >> let me just finish the point. i suspect it will be -- >> it was an absolutely disgracefully bad performance. i've never seen a president of the united states blather on like that. bore us. tell us none of his major arguments. >> he let us all down. >> everybody who's ever supported him and he turned in the laziest, dumbest, most me andering, confusing performance. >> melting down on tv, the bad debate fumbles. let me imitate president obama and won. >> exactly. >> you are right. you know what, he is never been a good debater. there was nothing terribly bad about that.
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>> it was bad. >> listen, i want you all to look back on youtube at mccain oba obama. he wasn't that good. >> he wasn't a five star recruit in the previous debates. but in that one, he got cut. that was bad. >> it made the campaign that much more interesting because it changed the dynamics. >> but it changed. >> the number three. fumble. >> so, mr. president, how do you handle promises that you have made when you are running for election and how do you handle it? i mean what do you say to people? do you just you know i know, people -- i thought make it was an excuse. what do you mean shout ut up?
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>> just the weirdness of that moment. >> if you expect a comment on that. >> i'm out. >> love it. >> i'm out. >> i was in the hall that night, i was sitting there going what is he talking about. >> me too. >> this is another thing. hollywood legends are always bad at giving speeches. >> they have a script. >> and at the democratic convention, they spoke. >> we got to move it on. >> those were good. compared to that speech. >> you all move by. >> my wife was a minister, i moved on. >> i celebrate jesus. i don't know who is they. that is them not me. >> i'm glad to see i provoked
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such passion. >> if it is a legitimate rape the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down. i think there should be punishme punishment. >> life is a gift from god. it is something that god intended to happen. >> two senate seats. in states that romney won. because of that. >> they lost. >> i think this is punishment. this is. as a woman i want to forget it and i want to say every old white man, go study a chart of a woman's reproductive system. >> the top fumble of 2012. come on now. >> there are 47% of the female
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who will vote for the president no matter what. >> those that believe they are victims and that the government has the responsibility that he are entitled and these are pe t people that pay no income tax. >> he acts as a character witness against himself in this video. he compounded every stereotype in this campaign. the only thing we can do here is play newt gingrich. >> maybe that is why. >> you know what the problem is here. >> that is deflection. we should not be allowed to have video cameras when they are
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waiting tables. who took that? >> it was somebody in the kitch ep. >> the first spot is great and how perfect could it end if mitt romney ended up getting 47% of the vote. >> and if you believe that, i gotten years of your life back for you. >> well, we are are going to do this again tomorrow, but we are going to talk about the five top videos of the year. tomorrow night we will have the top five political viral videos of the year. and out front next the help. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars.
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